Astronomy

In STEM, astronomy is a science that seeks to explain everything that we observe in the universe, from the comets and planets in our own solar system to distant galaxies to the echoes of the Big Bang. By studying the cosmos beyond our own planet, we can understand where we came from, where we are going, and how physics works under conditions which are impossible to recreate on Earth.

What is Astronomy?

Astronomy is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena. It uses mathematics, physics, and chemistry in order to explain their origin and evolution.

 

Objects of interest include planets, moons, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and comets.

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Programs & Education

In-person

Buzzing Bugs Zoo Camp

Omaha, NE

Have you ever stopped to think about the bugs and other creepy crawlies that call your yard home? Do you think they're good or gross? In this class, w...

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Virtual Scout Class- Girl Scouts (Brownies) Wonders of Water

Join us virtually to complete the Wonders of Water Journey. Brownies will learn about the many wonders of water including ways to be more conservative...

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STEMKits

Prairie STEM’s response to COVID-19 was to create a Virtual STEAM Curriculum with the option of kits to help teachers and districts incorporate han...

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Little Zoo Vets (ages 6-8)

Omaha, NE

How do we care for animals at the Zoo? Find out in this camp built for kids who love to take care of animals.

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Little Marine Biologist Sea Jellies, Sea Stars and Sea Shells Zoo Camp (ages 6-8)

Omaha, NE

There are thousands of species and special things to discover in the Ocean! We will go exploring together and see what we can find living in sand and ...

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Little Keepers Camp - Aquarium (ages 6-8)

Omaha, NE

Explore how zookeepers take care of animals through interactive activities and learn how they help animals in the wild too!

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Example Careers

Astronomer

Education Requirements
Doctoral degree

Average Salary
$115k


Astronomers study, observe, and research astronomical phenomena. Oftentimes they use sophisticated equipment and instruments to make observations. Astronomers need to have a good understand of physics, mathematics, and technology.

Career salary data provided by: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook handbook and O*NET OnLine.

If astronomy is not your thing, there are other areas of science!

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